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Category Archive: fiscal cliff

Dec 11 2013

GOP base lashes out at budget deal: An inconvenient poutrage

I’m having PC issues and can’t wait to have a better system, I’ll have an update on that tomorrow. For now, do you have any spare DDR3 RAM, or would you please consider hitting my tip jar above and improving my shitty circumstances. The Republican base doesn’t like the budget worked out by the Republican …

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Jan 14 2013

Obama laying the wood on GOP over debt ceiling

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Round up of President’s remarks: NYT; AP/Google; CBS News; NPR TPM — “There are only two options to deal with the debt limit: Congress can pay its bills or it can fail to act and put the nation into default,” said Obama’s spokesman …

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Jan 07 2013

Onto a fake Senate fight and a quasi fake House fight

Now that the cliff has been breached, conservative grifters are back scheming how best to serve their rabid, dwindling base without losing everyone to the left of Mussolini. First up, vulnerable Senators will have to pretend they have serious reservations about fellow Republican Chuck Hagel to serve a stint as SecDef, simply because he was …

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Jan 03 2013

Fiscal Cliff deal is DEMONIC!!

Via Rightwing Watch its prosperity Gospel at its most revolting. Bryan Fischer denounces the fiscal curb deal, “It’s demonic!”. See, when Jesus preached about helping the sick and the poor, and that rich people were on cosmic probation for being rich, what he really meant was rendering 35% onto Caesar is so fine it’s divine, but …

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Jan 02 2013

Fiscal cliff averted, what happens to the teaparty now?

In a high stakes gambit to wreck the economy and thus ruin President Obama’s second term, the teaparty lost and America won — but they did manage to spike the Sandy Relief measure. On to the cliff averted!

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Jan 01 2013

The mother of all fiscal cliff deals … breaking, final vote to be held soon

9:00 PM it passes! Fiscal cliff averted, fiscal cliff averted!   8: 20 PM Central Update: If people hogged the mic like this in a workplace meeting you’d want them fired, immediately. They think about 10 PM 11 PM central still to final vote. Unrelated note, pretty sure Dreier (R-Douche) copped to climate change data, …

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Dec 31 2012

Ignore history and you are doomed to repeat it

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The chart provides a quick reminder of how we got here: tax cuts, deregulation leading to the banking meltdown, and war. Of the current 13.6 trillion dollar national debt, 10 trillion dollars were piled up under Republican presidents. The remaining 3.6 trillion could be attributed to Obama in the sense he was sworn in when it accrued, …

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Dec 30 2012

The Boehner bottleneck

President Obama hit the Sunday talk show circuit this morning, finally, to heap pressure or blame on the GOP for jacking the nation. Just thinking how the Will of the People is being held up by one over pampered spoiled prick is enough to make me give up on our version of democracy:

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Dec 11 2012

Will democrats snatch defeat from the jaws of certain victory?

Victory is ours! If nothing is done taxes go up on everyone at the first of next month, and everyone in DC will rush to cut taxes in January. The Senate will prevent any bill that includes tax cuts on the highest incomes from even reaching the President’s desk, so there’s no need to veto anything. …

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Dec 04 2012

New poll confirms GOP is screwed

If no deal is reached and the US goes off the so-called fiscal cliff, one party better be wearing a bunji cord or a BASE rig. Because a new poll released today by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and The Washington Post, conducted Nov. 28-Dec. 2, confirms Americans will blame conservatives:

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